For most of us, by the time we’re adults we’ve become adept at one thing – an expert even, in many cases. We are creative geniuses when it comes to procrastination or excuses for why we’re not doing something. And it goes even further than that.
When things don’t go the way we think they should, we go a step further and blame others, situations or circumstances for why something isn’t happening for us. We end up being our own worst enemy.
The hardest thing to overcome is the infinite variety of rationales (excuses) we come up with, on any given day, for why we don’t start something or finish it … once begun. Once we recognize that “we” are actually the problem, or at least our resistant attitude, things begin to happen. Make today your first happening day!
Always remember, it’s your choices and your passion that will get you were you want to be!
Have a great day and better tomorrow.
16 thoughts on “Today’s the Day to Begin: Your passion, your dreams, your goals – YOU!”
I had never seen myself as a procrastinator but recently have had to admit that I am as guilty as the next person. Sometimes I think I am not very good at prioritizing my day and know I am very good at overextending myself. I am a work in progress (sigh).
Hi LuAnn, as you know I don’t usually recommend books, but this is a must read. Trust me, you won’t regret it, my friend. 🙂 xx The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.
Thanks Penny! 🙂
Thanks for posting this. I gave up on writing a long time ago in the midst of problems in my life. I had the desire to restart but kept putting it off until I started my two blogs in early November. Now I enjoy it everyday and just have to protect myself from burnout by pacing what I do and how I do it.
Good for you Susan. You are so right about pacing tourself too. But I am glad that you’re writing. Releasing your creative self is so important. A very good thing. 🙂
Great advice Penny! I am an expert at procrastination! 🙂
I know the feeling, Barb. Nice we can be experts in something. Lol 🙂
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Indeed. We need to work it out rather than blaming.
So true Yoshiko. makes us better people too, my friend. ☺
Yea 😊 Penny
I don’t know whether I procrastinate or just put off. I rarely make excuses, I just don’t alway do!
I’m sorry but I have to take exception to this post.
Procrastination is not only genius, it takes a lot of hard work. Some day I might even write a book about my expertise in the matter, and that may happen as soon as I start that journal, the one I thought about three years ago.
All I can say, Lawrence, is it’s a good thing to recognize genius. I await your book on this sybject. 🙂
Hmm, all I know is that genius is terrible at scheduling, so it could be awhile. http://youtu.be/DMpdPrm6Ul4